Travel Blogs from Santiago
... and comfortable. Our hotel receptionist (who seems to work very long hours) gives us a map and advises where to go for restaurants and shops so we head out in search of dinner. The hotel Bonbini is just a couple blocks from Plaza Mayor with statues, manicured gardens and gorgeous buildings including Lima's cathedral. We walked around a few streets which are crowded with people shopping and dining (shops seem open till 10pm ...
... back, but that there would be no guarantee of the road being opened. It turns out it has been closed for almost a week now, and we will just need to try at the bus station every day to find out if it is opened up again. Meanwhile, we are stuck in Santiago. It wasn't all bad though because I've been struck down with the cold (thanks to all the snow and rubbish weather) so I got to go back to bed and get wrapped up under the duvet all day long. Fingers crossed for tomorrow! ...
With our emotional goodbyes said to NZ and the Battrick family we found ourselves back to a travelling couple!
Our flight from Auckland took off at 4pm, swiftly crossed the international date line, and 12 hours later we landed in Santiago, at 12 noon, the same day... we had been sitting there munching and watching films for 12 hours but had somehow won an extra 4 hours of life!
They let us in to the country and it was time to test the Spanish, luckily though ...
... her down, shouting 'YOU LIKE' in the process!! GOOD MAN!!! With the ice done, we just wandered to the bottom to finish. A tough day to be fair, but one of the best!!! Now it was my turn to be frightened!!! BACK TO SCHOOL!!! Kala did her old trick of making me set my alarm for 7.45am (after i'd suggested 8am) only to tell me to wake her at 8am when the alarm actually went off!! I COULD HAVE HAD 15 MORE MINUTES..!!!!! JESUS!! Ha ha!! We're having a crack at learning a ...
... his wife had lovingly collected many of the odd/bizarre artifacts from their other homes to display. While only lasting 45 minutes, the tour gave us a very interesting portrait of the man--and we were able to see the actual Nobel prize in the bargain.
Back through Bellavista for our final trek--the soccer jersey. We caught a cab to Fallobella (the Macy's equivalent) and did a major score--a soccer jersey that did NOT have a liquor ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service